What does the church have for every man, woman, and child other than Christ and his work on their behalf?
The only thing that the church has to offer the world is Christ. The best thing that the church can offer the world is Christ.
The best way for us to reach the world is to know nothing of them except Christ. He has to be the aroma we wear. He has to be the smile we show. He has to be the laughter we set free.
You’ll remember, friends, that when I first came to you to let you in on God’s master stroke, I didn’t try to impress you with polished speeches and the latest philosophy. I deliberately kept it plain and simple: first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did—Jesus crucified.
1 Corinthians 2:1-2 Message
Paul, who is the architect of our faith, chose to know nothing and to preach nothing but Christ. The simplicity of Christ was his only message that he gave to the church in its infancy. The pure milk of the gospel of Christ is the nourishment that we crave. The meat of the death and resurrection of Christ is the sustenance that compels us to tell others.